Friday, December 4, 2015, Agrahayan 20, 1422 BS, Safar 21, 1437 Hijri

Taliban denies leader was injured in a gunfight
Published :Friday, 4 December, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 16

KABUL, Dec 3 : Members of the Afghan Taliban dismissed claims that their leader was injured in a gunfight during a gathering of several Taliban figures in Pakistan as "propaganda" aimed at dividing the group.
Afghan officials said earlier on Wednesday that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor had been wounded on Tuesday in the South Asian nation.
"The shooting erupted Tuesday night when Mansoor visited Mullah Abdullah Sarhadi in his house in the city of Quetta," said Sultan Faizi, the spokesman of Afghan First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum, in an official statement. "We are unsure whether Mullah Mansoor had survived his injuries." But members of the Afghan Taliban rejected the claim as propaganda to "break up the group".
"Mullah Mansoor is perfectly well, he is not injured. I spoke to him a while ago. This incident is propaganda to prove us weak," Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid told Al Jazeera.     ?AL JAZEERA

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